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linden tree micro-tour

Coming in May/June: the Linden Tree Spring Micro-Tour. What's a micro-tour, you ask? For those of us unable to travel long distances or indeed book "proper" shows, the micro-tour is a way of performing to as many people as possible in a concentrated time frame, with the bonus of eating in your own home and sleeping in your own bed. As I conceive it, it'll entail playing as many Toronto (and region) open stages as I can during a four-week period. To further add to the intrigue, each gig will feature a fresh batch of songs: there will be no repeats! And if that's not enough, at every show I will debut a new song—either an original or a cover. All performances will be recorded, and I'll post a best-of-tour selection on my music page later this summer.

Dates are listed below. One caveat: since these are all open stages, which can come and go like the wind, all listings are tentative until the day after the show. :-) Your best bet is to check the same resource I used to plan the itinerary, Gary 17's exhaustive Toronto Moon webzine. If it's listed there the day of, chances are it's a go. Hope to see you on tour!

event listings

Jun21

Open Stage

The Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St., Toronto, ON

Free. I'll be performing three songs or more, depending on how many performers sign up. "Evan hosts this Cabbagetown tradition. A wide variety of performers sing and play everything from horns and keys to banjos and harmonicas."

Sep8

Open Stage

Don Heights Coffeehouse, 18 Wynford Dr., #102, Toronto, ON

Child-friendly, all-ages. $5 per person, $8 for families, or pay what you can (includes coffee and cookies). I'll be playing one or two songs. "Don Heights provides a relaxed venue for local performers. Each month, on the second Saturday, we have a main act followed by an open mic for anyone who wants to contribute a performance piece."

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